Barracloughs Blog

All the latest news and offers from all eight stores of Barracloughs the Opticians.

Sports Eyewear

If you participate regularly in sporting activities you may not be aware of the tremendous advantages of sports-specific eyewear. There are a number of different choices dependent upon your sporting choice and vision requirements.

Sight After 60

As we age, it is important to keep a close eye on changes not only with your vision but with your eye health in general. The NHS in England and Wales recommend eye examinations for the over 60's every two…

Women's Eye Health

Ladies, are you concerned about your vision? Have you considered the health of your eyes recently? Did you know that more women than men suffer from common eye conditions? The majority of people are not aware of this statistic and…

Your Vision is Precious

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to lose your sight? Your entire life would be changed forever. National Eye Health week begins! To kick things off, Vision Matters have chosen 'general eye health' as the topic of…

Eyecare Since 1957... 57 Years On

This year marks 57 years since Frank Barraclough first opened his doors to the public as F.E. Barraclough Opticians in 1957, later to be joined by Peter Stiles, forming Barracloughs Opticians.

'Smart' Contact Lenses - the future gets closer!

Alcon is the eye care division of Novartis - a Swiss Pharmaceutical company who have just signed a deal with Google to license their new 'Smart Contact Lens' technology.

Contact Lenses for Children

Did you know that almost one in five children aged 5-15 years, rising to almost one in three 16-19 year olds need vision correction yet only about one in twelve of those who could wear contact lenses currently do so.…

Routine optician appointment saves Leeds pensioner's sight

Did you know getting your eyes checked could save your sight - and even your life? It's a fact Rothwell pensioner Eddie Lucas will readily testify to, after being rushed to hospital following a routine check-up.
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